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“Canonical Releases Ubuntu Core 16, a Secure OS for Today's Woefully Insecure IoT Devices” plus 6 BleepingComputer.com

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“Canonical Releases Ubuntu Core 16, a Secure OS for Today's Woefully Insecure IoT Devices” plus 6 BleepingComputer.com


Canonical Releases Ubuntu Core 16, a Secure OS for Today's Woefully Insecure IoT Devices

Posted: 04 Nov 2016 05:00 AM PDT

Canonical announced yesterday the availability of Ubuntu Core 16, a slimmed down version of the Ubuntu operating system that wants to be the de-facto OS for Internet of Things (IoT) devices, which currently have a bad reputation when it comes to delivering security updates, something at which Ubuntu is a lot better. [...]

Gamers Face Waves of Booby-Trapped Game Cheats That Steal Login Credentials

Posted: 03 Nov 2016 04:36 PM PDT

Security researchers have come across a series of Minecraft money adders that promise to give users free in-game coins, but end up stealing their credentials. [...]

Arizona Man Arrested for Attempting to Hack Over 75 US Universities

Posted: 03 Nov 2016 01:02 PM PDT

US authorities have arrested Jonathan Powell, 29, of Phoenix, Arizona, for hacking over 1,000 email accounts for at least two US universities and attempting to hack email accounts for 75 other universities across the country. [...]

Windows 10 Insider Build 14959 adds Mobile to the Unified Update Platform

Posted: 03 Nov 2016 12:35 PM PDT

Today Microsoft has released Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14959 for PC and Mobile to Insiders on the fast ring.  This release adds the Mobile build to the Unified Update Platform and adds display scaling to virtual machines. Other than that, though, this release is mostly bug fixes and improvements. [...]

Smash! Ransomware is Cute rather than Dangerous

Posted: 03 Nov 2016 10:16 AM PDT

A new malware program was discovered that calls itself Smash! Ransomware and uses a cute image of the Super Mushroom from Super Mario Bros holding a knife. [...]

Vanderbilt Researchers Create High-Performance Batteries from Scrap Metal

Posted: 03 Nov 2016 10:10 AM PDT

Researchers from Vanderbilt University have discovered that they can use a combination of common metals found in scrapyards and every household to create fully-working batteries that provide decent voltage and last through thousands of recharging cycles. [...]

Google Ban Spells the End of Controversial Chinese HTTPS Provider

Posted: 03 Nov 2016 08:58 AM PDT

Google has banned WoSign, a Chinese company that provides SSL/TLS certificates to support HTTPS traffic, after both Apple and Mozilla took similar steps in the past month. [...]

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